February is Raynaud’s Awareness Month. But what exactly is Raynaud’s?

Normally experienced in the fingers (but toes, ears and nose can be affected too), Raynaud’s affects the small blood vessels, reducing blood flow and causing pain, numbness, tingling and colour changes when exposed to cold. Strong emotions can also lead to the same symptoms, which are a result of the blood vessels going into spasm. Fingers tend to turn blue or white and then gradually go red as they warm up. ...continue reading "What is Raynaud’s?"